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Glenn Golden
July 1, 2016 16:56
Re: Indented here docs?
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Zefram <> [2016-07-01 16:47:05 +0100]:
> Matthew Horsfall (alh) wrote:
> >
> >  Newlines will be copied as is, and lines that don't include the
> >  proper beginning whitespace will throw warnings.
> If omitting the beginning whitespace is improper, it should be signalled
> as an error.  I see no reason for it to be legal.  As there is no
> established usage of a lax version of this facility, we are free to be
> strict about it being used in the proper meaningful manner.

+1 from the Moron Gallery.

Imo, Zefram's comment is wise guidance for any new syntactic idiom:
Start out with a strict diagnostic policy, and relax it only if/when
it becomes very popular and users are asking for a less fascist
interpretation.  (Seems like that direction would be less likely to
result in compat issues too.)

Just 2c from a non-expert Joe User type.

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